Book Review – The One

Posted March 5, 2015 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 11 Comments

Book Review – The OneThe One Series: The Selection #3
by Kiera Cass
Published by Harper Teen on May 6, 2014
Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 323
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.




My Review 4


The One is the finale of The Selection Series and fans finally learn if America wins the crown and Prince Maxon’s heart.  There is romance, mystery and drama that I loved but at the same time had me feeling frustrated. I don’t want to include spoilers but the problem I had was with Max and America keeping secrets from each other and not taking a stand in their relationship.

Despite that I still admire America for standing up for what she believed in.  Instead of keeping her mouth shut to please the King and the public, she followed her heart and her conscience and was a voice for the underprivileged.

Even though I was frustrated with story it did add some drama that was both exciting and heartbreaking.  The Selection Series was predictable and has similarities to other dystopian series, but overall I enjoyed this.  I look forward to reading the novellas and The Heir.

Overall 3




Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

About Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Reading Assignment
  • COYER Winter 2014-2015


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11 responses to “Book Review – The One

    • Kathy

      I love the covers too and that’s what got me interested in the series. I hope you like it!

  1. Sarah M

    I’m dying to read The Heir. So excited! These books weren’t over the moon fantastic or anything, but they were good and suck you in. The One made me kind of sad with some of the loose end tying up done.

  2. Barrie

    I’m curious about this whole series. Sorry to hear that the last book was somewhat of a disappointment.

  3. Adriana Tonicher

    i have recently bought the selection in my language which is Portuguese its been a long time since i wanted to read the book, i still need to read it, the second actually came out in pt a few days ago or so.. like one week after i bought the first one –. which sucks bc the shipping is a lot so now i can only buy the elite in pt maybe next christmas :S but maybe i will read the rest of the series in english bc i keep seeing spoilers for the heir..bc of that i kinda know already who she is going to end up with :C i want to read the books so bad. im glad u liked the book 🙂